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24/11/2011 at 15:29
The feature on apple storing failed to mention the temperature the apples should be stored at. I wanted to know if I could leave apples wrapped in newspaper in my shed - can the apples suffer from very cold or very warm conditions?
22/10/2013 at 21:18
My stored apples have been attacked by rats in the shed. Are they safe to eat as the rats have only eaten a few but have been running over the remainder?
22/10/2013 at 21:21

Rats dribble pee all the time, and transmit Weils disease.

I would ditch the lot.

22/10/2013 at 21:32

Agree with fidget. Chuck them Ed.

That's also why we shouldn't drink out of bottles in a pub, often they've been left outside and vermin have been around them.   Dunno what happened to the milk bottles we had a school..

Foxhouse my apples are wrapped and stay in garage, so stay cool / cold. I have mouse bait in there and they are raised up of floor. I do check them often.

25/10/2013 at 12:00
If I am using the spupermarket apple trays with their cardboard/plastic indented liners, is it necessary to wrap them in newspaper to keep them?
25/10/2013 at 12:03

If its cardboard I wouldn't, I would just put a layer of paper on top

If its plastic I would wrap The important thing is to keep them separate so if one goes rotten, it does not spread to the rest.

25/10/2013 at 12:16

Wrapping apples is ok if you have only a few to store. Try wrapping 600 pounds of them.

The temperature for storage is a bit hard to quantify, our apple store is frost free. Too much warmth just mans that they ripen up and need to be used.



15/11/2013 at 10:36
Thank you Fidgetbones and Berghill for your advice. Looking forward to longer lasting apples this year.
15/11/2013 at 10:59

I find that if I bring apples out of the store where it is cold, into the kitchen where it is warm, they ripen up and go soft very quickly.


03/09/2015 at 20:40
Any suggestions how to identify eating v cooking apples? We moved in this year, they are turning red where skin faces sun but wife says cooking, mother in law eating...?
20/09/2015 at 18:31

cooking apples are a different shape to eating apples, they have a squashed appearance height wise. also they are more or less green all over.

20/09/2015 at 18:35

Hmmm. All the apples on this table are cookers. The red ones are Bramley.

 The tall skinny ones are Lane's Prince Albert. The little round jobs are tomatoes.

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